Consider buying a home composting bin or even a wormery if there are no compost collections in your area. It ensures that compostable waste doesn't end up in landfill where it releases methane. Methane is an even more potent greenhouse gas than CO2.
This one is simple. Across the board, buy less. If you need to buy something try to buy things that will last. Don't buy things that you don't need that will just sit in the corner, eventually ending up in landfill.
The easiest way to reduce your single use plastic consumption is to get a reusable water bottle. We promise you it is completely worth the initial investment. Klean Kanteen bottles are fantastic, while we like these Kai Bottles from a small Dublin business.
When you arrive at your destination try to remember to turn off the car engine. It saves on your fuel bill. It helps improve air quality. Idling your engine creates more emissions than driving. When a car is being driven the engine heats up faster and the catalytic converter becomes more efficient at reducing emissions.
Most dry cleaners still use perc - pretty unpleasant chemicals. These chemicals stay in your clothes for months and are nasty for the environment and those working with them. Give the the plastic bag covering the clothes a skip too. Use your own or ask for a reusable one.
Let the dandelions (now categorised as wildflowers, not weeds) and clover and other wildflowers that feed bees and pollinators love, have a chance to grow. Avoid pesticides and fertilisers. Even an area of lawn left wild is a good start.
Change over to LED light bulbs. Lighting accounts for 10% of people's electricity bills and using LEDs can reduce costs by up to 80% of light costs in the home. They also last so much longer than conventional lightbulbs.
Use the power of your wallet. Where you can, buy the change you want to see. Support brands that operate in a more eco-aware way. Be vigilant of green-washing (when brands pretend to be more green than they are).
Be inspired by people like Bea Johnson, who's entire generated waste in one year is represented by only one jar, as seen here. You don't have to go fully zero waste, but there is a lot we can all learn!